Paige Clayton is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she received the 2014 Nancy W. Stegman Fellowship in Public Policy. Her research interests are in the areas of innovation, entrepreneurship, economic development, and science and technology policy. Paige is from Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated with high honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Public Policy. While at Georgia Tech she was recipient of the Liam Rattray Award and the Provost Undergraduate Research Award.